Tuesday, January 27, 2009

College Tuition Tops All Categories in Cost-of-Living Increases

According to a new report from the American Institute for Economic Research:

* Excluding food and fuel, prices generally increased the most from 1990 to 2008 for CPI items heavily influenced by government policy, such as education and health care. Also near the top: government services. College tuition and fees, for example, increased 248.4 percent; hospital services, nursing homes and adult day care increased 222.6 percent; educational books and supplies jumped 182.5 percent; dental care 153.9 percent; garbage and trash collection 129.7 percent; prescription drugs 120.5 percent; physicians’ services 104.6 percent; city public transportation services 95.5 percent.

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